Ehan Bhat, who’s born and introduced up in picturesque Kashmir, is all set for his debut as a Bollywood hero within the upcoming movie “99 Songs”, which is, by the way, additionally Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman’s first movie as a producer.
The debutant opens up about Kashmir getting plenty of the highlight currently, for a brand new set of abilities rising from the state. Television stars Hina Khan, Asim Riaz and Aly Goni, who turned family names on “Bigg Boss“, are from the region, as is Danish Renzu. director of the much-feted new film “The Illegal”.
He feels it’s the tumultuous scenario and conflicts prevalent within the area that usually stop Kashmiris from following their goals.
“Kashmir in itself is engrossed in art and culture. It is just the situations and conflicts that are there have dominated people, (preventing them) from following their dreams. But I think slowly everything is changing,” Ehan advised IANS.
Renzu, for one, is somebody whose success makes him proud. “Danish (Renzu) is a great friend. His film was listed for the Oscars. Then you have Ehan… I hope people get inspired by us being in Bollywood and they follow the trail that we followed and be a part of this industry as well,” he mentioned.
He hopes to be a task mannequin for his group. “I get a lot of direct messages from Kashmir asking what are the ways to be in Bollywood. If all goes well, I can be their role model, for my community, for Kashmiris,” mentioned the budding actor.
Ehan is a expertise found by Rahman, and the newcomer is spellbound by the Oscar-winning composer.
“Ever since I was a boy, I was a fan of (AR Rahman). I had his cassettes and CDs. I have, all my life, been a fan of sir. I hoped that one day I would get into this profession and I wished and hoped that someday I’d do some film that Rahman sir would do music in it,” he mentioned.
Ehan continued: “How little did I know that I would get a film produced by Rahman sir and with music and story by him! It’s a dream come true for any actor who is starting out. Once you meet him in person you will be spellbound by him. I am overwhelmed.”
“99 Songs” casts Ehan options alongside Edilsy Vargas within the musical movie, slated to hit theatres on April 16.
Directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, the movie has been offered by Jio Studios, produced by AR Rahman’s YM Movies.